Karnataka CM says administrative machinery collapsed under coalition rule

Bengaluru: Moving the confidence motion to seek majority for his three-day-old government, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa accused the previous Congress-JDS coalition saying State’s administrative machinery collapsed during their rule.

Yediyurappa said his becoming the chief minister was according to expectations of the people and that he would bring the administrative machinery on track. He further said he would would not indulge in politics of vengeance and that he believed in the forget and forgive principle.

Meanwhile, Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah expressed his doubts on the longetivity of Yediyurappa government saying that it was unconstitutional and immoral.

He said Yediyurappa became a Chief Minister with just 105 members without a majority. “You have no mandate of the people,” Siddaramaiah told Yediyurappa. Although he wanted the BJP leader to be the Chief Minister, he had doubts as to whether he will be able to complete full term.

Reacting to Yediyurappa’s accusation, JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said the BJP leader’s remark was baseless. “I won’t comment on the ways you have come to power…you have come to power through conspiracy.” He asked the chief minister to reveal how the administrative machinery had collapsed.

NT Bureau